Festival of Light, Egyptian dancers, and other happenings around Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Festival of Light, Egyptian dancers, and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - December 12, 2014

Festival de la Luz Suppose you could combine (a) Las Vegas, (b) Santa’s village and (c) The Rose Bowl into one massive party. The result would look…

How to grow your own pejibayes (and make the ultimate rainy-season soup)
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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How to grow your own pejibayes (and make the ultimate rainy-season soup)

Ed Bernhardt - October 25, 2014

Visitors to Costa Rica during the rainy season will come across the pejibaye harvest in local markets.  This unusual fruit comes from a tropical palm, often called…

‘Chifrijo-gate’: a dish, a lawsuit, and the origins of a Tico classic
Business
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Business
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‘Chifrijo-gate’: a dish, a lawsuit, and the origins of a Tico classic

Robert Isenberg - October 18, 2014

The news exploded this week: Miguel Cordero, a humble restaurateur, plans to sue 49 different establishments across Costa Rica, including hotels and even some chain restaurants like…

Ode to the (corn) tortilla
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Ode to the (corn) tortilla

Jonathan Harris - July 18, 2014

It is a cold and stormy night. We children are starving and dinner is almost ready. The meat is cooked, the rice is done. Now the best…

Food and Fútbol: Learning from the Netherlands
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Food and Fútbol: Learning from the Netherlands

Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini - July 16, 2014

In terms of landmass, the Netherlands is smaller than Costa Rica. Yet it is a key global player in food production. The agriculture and food industry –…

The rise of the Costa Rican health food store
Business
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Business
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The rise of the Costa Rican health food store

Lee Kaplan-Unsoeld - May 31, 2014

For a country with slogans like “pura vida” and “sin ingredientes artificiales,” Costa Rica isn’t an easy place to find organic produce, hempseeds or gluten free flours.…

Costa Rica launches catalog of premium food products
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Business
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Costa Rica launches catalog of premium food products

L. Arias - April 30, 2014

Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) this week presented the Costa Rica Food Specialties Catalog, a publication that brings together 39 companies from the local food…

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Caribbean cuisine a fusion of flavors, cultures

Marco González - October 7, 2011

Newcomers to this isthmus who assumed our local cuisine would be bland and a baser version of Spanish cuisine are often surprised to discover the richness and…